It is said that having a healthy gut is the key to your overall health. As far as I’m concerned, having a smooth running digestive system is the recipe for conquering the world. Put a little hop in your step and read on:
Most Americans buy yogurt that looks like this:
While people mean well and are trying to make good choices, this is the wrong one. Numerous companies make claims that they can rev up digestion in a couple of weeks, but seriously, this is advertising at it’s best, or worst, depending on how you look at it. While those yogurts above are “ok” and are obviously better than scarfing a bag of Doritos, there is still a better option. For optimal digestion AND a super punch of immunity boosting benefits:
Make friends with, Kefir.
If you are unaware of what kefir is, my best description is that it is a cultured milk product. Similar to those yogurt drinks on the market, except way healthier. Kefir contains many naturally occurring probiotics. Probiotics? Translation: good for you bacteria.
Why probiotics? In a nutshell, these live, active cultures help to build your immune system. Oh, forgot to mention that it has loads of protein, calcium, and is 99% lactose free. Good news for my 8 year old. He is lactose intolerant and at times needs a little gut reconstruction. Thank you, kefir.
The fine print: It has a pretty…well, plain taste to the person that is used to eating sugary yogurts as their go-to snack.
Here is what you can do.
Use a 10-12 oz glass. Shake your kefir well. It can be lumpy. Don’t be afraid, just shake that thang. Fill your glass a little more than halfway with kefir. Fill the rest with straight pomegranate juice. Insert straw. Mix. Drink.
Applaud yourself for trying something new.
About the ingredients:
- Buy plain kefir. All of the others have loads of added sugar. You are trying to cut that out, right?
- Use 100% Pomegranate juice. This is naturally occurring sugar. Different.
Make kefir and pomegranate a staple in your fridge.
Your belly with thank you.